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movement still struggles for a foothold. signed by president clinton in november of 1993, the bill itself took six years of politics to pass. 13 if you start counting from the attempted assassination of president reagan. but once it did pass, the number of lives saved can be calculated by the number of gun sales blocked. the brady center to prevent gun violence reports that more than 2 million gun sales to people who failed their background checks have been blocked in the past two decades. that includes more than a million would-be sales to felons and more than a quarter million to domestic abusers. that's the good news. but efforts to close gun show and internet loopholes which account for about 40% of gun sales have failed. and speaking at an anniversary event today, nancy pelosi pointed out it's not because background checks are unpopular. >> if we take this bill up on the floor, it will pass. the votes are there. the american people are more than there. >> last year, johns hopkins university researchers found universal background checks are popular across the board with a vast majorit
interviewed residents in harlem and clinton hills, and the residents expressed many of the concerns that spike lee spoke about. they asked, questions, why is crime going down now? why are the police more vested keeping crime down now that you see newcomers coming into the neighborhood, particularly more affluent residents. why are certain types of stores opening up that offer fresh produce and goods we couldn't get before, now that newcomers and whites and more affluent people are moving in? >> who wouldn't want those fred fruits and vegetables, whole footsds and target coming to town? are people by and large glad to see that come? or is there a nostalgia for the neighborhood before, sort of the makeup and cultural meld of the neighborhood? >> i think there's both. i think there's am bifflens. people are nostalgic for the way some things were in the past, yet at the same time people appreciate some of the changes. for example, people describe how years ago if they wanted to shop and get fresh produce, he would have to get on a bus or the subway. nobody wants to do that, so someone can apprecia
, for instance, in the coverage of a political campaign, you have a potential presidential run by hillary clinton and yet the attacks on her are about her former husband's infidelity. you have a wendy davis running, for goodness sakes to be the governor of the state of texas and the question is whether or not she was a good enough mother or she's being called abortion barbie by her detractors. those are the consequences about not having women make the decisions about what to cover. >> absolutely. i think it's deep and it's stereotypical. i think in a way many of the men who are in power now were raised by women and that was the last time they saw a powerful woman. so when they see another one, they feel they've been regressed to 8, you know? >> yeah. let me ask you for some sort of forward leaning steps. what do you think will begin to change this situation? it's a really dismal situation we find in 2014? >> well, again, i think it comes from everywhere. you know, the question is not what we should do, but that we should do whatever we can. nonetheless, i think the gender gap and the race gap in
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